Gelato Festival Opens in West Hollywood

Walking into the new Gelato Festival Gelateria on Melrose Ave., I met with Master Gelato & Pastry Consultant Filippo Cianciosi to learn about Gelato Festival’s concept store. Recently established in West Hollywood on Melrose Ave., the purpose is to celebrate and share the craft of making gelato with the community. Inside the 3,000 square foot…

Pacifique pleases your palate

In the sophisticated dining room of the new Pacifique restaurant on La Cienega, guests can sit in intimate Japanese izakaya-style booths with curtains for a discreet dining experience. Pacifique is located at the former Le Petit Bistro, which closed its doors in 2018 after 25 years in business. Restaurateur Joel Herzer and partner and designer…

The Henry in West Hollywood

My daughter and I enjoyed breakfast last week with a friend and her two-year old grandson at The Henry on Robertson. It’s informal during breakfast where diners order at the coffee bar a quinoa breakfast burrito with a cup of Joe, or smashed avocado toast with a Greens and Protein smoothie. The coffee menu includes cold…

Holiday Gift Snacknation Delights

Bring some holiday cheer to your office or home with SnackNation. It’s a snack subscription box filled with healthier snacks to munch on at home, put into school lunches, supply at the office break room or bring to a holiday gathering. Starting on December 10th, SnackNation is offering two different curations – “Mindful Munchies”  and “All Sweet, No…

BOA Brunch is Better than most

Entering BOA on Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica, we were welcomed by a hostess offering us a tray of deviled eggs, while we waited to be seated. This wasn’t an ordinary deviled egg, because BOA Steakhouse isn’t an ordinary restaurant. It’s extraordinary. The elevated egg snack is called Green Eggs & Ham. The chefs at…

Free Trolley Rides in West Hollywood

Now locals and visitors in West Hollywood can travel for free every Friday and Saturday night, while cruising up and down the Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Blvd. Riders can hop on and hop off on the new Sunset Trip bold black trolleys. The music playlist offers classic rock n’ roll that helped make the Sunset…

Food for All at The Henry in West Hollywood

Driving down Robertson Blvd., the former Newsroom is now The Henry restaurant. Outside, the classic black and white color scheme has a large gold “H” displayed on greenery boxes. Inside the warm and inviting dining room offers blues and golds with a cozy lounge area near the bar. Chairs and couches surround flower petal tables….

BOA Steakhouse’s exclusive dineL.A. experience

With the winter edition of dineL.A. in full swing, now is the time to visit BOA Steakhouse for their exclusive series dinner menu. BOA is typically a pricey, special occasion destination, but during dineL.A., the restaurant offers multiple courses of innovative dishes at a fixed price. Sitting outside on the romantically dim patio with heaters…

New Chef Rockin the menu at Cavatina

The first review I wrote in 2016 was about my memorable dinner at Cavatina at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. The hotel sits in a 3.5-acre oasis of gardens and is a home-away-from-home to rock legends, filmmakers, writers, actors and discerning guests from around the world. Recently, James Beard Award-winning chef, Michael Schlow, the owner and…